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Steps to
Enrollment

Complete application

The application requires general information, parental/guardian information, and academic information. You can go ahead and submit the online application without the below items (application fee, transcripts, test scores, etc.) and send them at a later time, if needed. However, please remember to submit these items in order for us to review your complete application file for both admission and scholarship purposes.


$40 application fee

  • This is a non-refundable fee
  • Active Duty Military and Veterans may have their application fee waived. 
  • Fee Waiver
    • Mississippi State University will waive the admissions application fee for freshman applicants who submit an approved ACT/SAT or NACAC Request for Waiver of College Application Fee form obtained from and signed by their high school counselor. This waiver is need-based and not related to the scores received on the ACT/SAT test.
  • International Requirements
    • The application fee for International Students is $60.

Official Test Scores

Freshmen:

Beginning fall 2021, MSU will use the superscore (highest ACT or SAT subject test scores from the same test type when scores from more than one test date are submitted.)  A combination of ACT and SAT subtest scores cannot be combined to calculate a superscore.

  • Request that official ACT or SAT scores be sent to Mississippi State. We encourage that these test scores come directly from ACT or SAT (ACT College Code - 2220 or SAT College Code – 1480).
  • The writing test of the ACT and SAT are not considered for admission or scholarship awarding purposes.
  • Students who are unable to participate in ACT or SAT testing due to COVID-19 will be reviewed for admissibility. This review will involve consideration of high school performance, placement testing, special interests and skills as well as other non-cognitive factors.

Transfers: 

  • For Transfer Students who have not completed the 30 hours of core courses, they will need to submit Official Test Scores.

Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella

  • All students born after 1956 are required to provide proof of immunity to Rubeola (red measles) and Rubella (German measles)
  • This Immunization form must be returned to the Longest Student Health Center
  • Visit the Health Center for more information about Immunization Requirements

Transcripts

  • Upload your official high school transcript (grades 9-11 with senior schedule) to your Mississippi State University applicant portal. Guidance counselors may upload transcripts through Slate.org once they are verified by Slate. Counselors may also submit electronically to admit@msstate.edu or by mail to the address at the bottom of this page.
  • Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.
  • If you have any college credits, have the institution send all coursework.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Faxed transcripts will not be accepted
  • An applicant may not ignore previous college attendance and MUST list all colleges attended on the application for admission.
  • For Transfer Students who have not completed the 30 hours of core courses, they will need to submit an Official Final High School Transcript.